Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 251851 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 251 PM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014 .SHORT TERM (TONIGHT AND TOMORROW)...HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST THROUGH THE NIGHT...WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND DRY WEATHER THROUGH THE NIGHT TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR NORMAL. .LONG TERM (SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY)...STRONG SHORT WAVE TROUGH SHIFTS SOUTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN REGION SUNDAY INTO SUNDAY NIGHT INCREASING THE CHANCE FOR STRONG TO POSSIBLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. FRONTAL BOUNDARY AND TRAILING SHORT WAVE ENERGY BUILDING INTO THE BACK SIDE OF THE DEPARTING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MAY KEEP A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS GOING THROUGH THE DAY MONDAY. LESS ACTIVE NORTHWEST FLOW WITH COOLER AND MORE STABLE AIR WILL FILL INTO THE REGION TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BUT THE PATTERN WILL BECOME SOMEWHAT UNSETTLED AGAIN THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY AS SEVERAL SHORTER WAVELENGTH FEATURES ROTATE THROUGH THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S. WITHIN A BROAD LONGWAVE EASTERN STATES UPPER TROUGH. KEPT SLIGHT AND SMALL CHANCE POPS FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DURING THIS PERIOD OF THE FORECAST. WITH THE MAJOR LEAGUE CHILL THE MODELS ARE FORECASTING FOR NEXT WEEK...HAD TO TRIM SEVERAL DEGREES OFF MAX/MIN GUIDANCE TEMPERATURES. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 65 92 70 91 / 0 0 10 20 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 62 90 69 90 / 0 0 10 30 OAK RIDGE, TN 63 90 68 89 / 0 0 10 30 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 59 89 64 88 / 0 0 10 40 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ JW/TH

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